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Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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Two men convicted over death of Cody Fisher

Two men have been convicted of killing a footballer who died after being stabbed while on a dancefloor at a nightclub on Boxing Day 2022.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Luke D'Wit: Sinister double murderer jailed

Luke D’Wit has been sentenced to 37 years for the murders of Carol and Stephen Baxter.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East of England News

Specialist CPS team involved in UK’s largest Bitcoin seizure

An ex-takeaway worker has been convicted (Wednesday 20 March 2024) of laundering the proceeds which saw her rise from living above a Chinese restaurant to residing in a multi-million pound house in an affluent part of North London.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

£3.4 million Confiscation Order handed to money launderer

A convicted money launderer responsible for transporting illegal money to Dubai has been ordered to pay £3,496,778 through a Confiscation Order made by the court on 19 March 2024. 

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Prison sentence in first cyberflashing case

Nicholas Hawkes, 39, the first person to be convicted of cyber-flashing, has been sentenced to a total of 66 weeks in prison.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

Man jailed after writing ‘freedom encyclopaedia’ to assist others in planning terror attack involving guns and bombs

A man who wrote a ‘freedom encyclopaedia’ to assist others planning terror attacks involving guns and bombs has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Former barrister sentenced for grossly offensive antisemitic blog posts

A disbarred barrister who posted grossly offensive antisemitic material online has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, Wessex News

British man wanted for murdering partner to be extradited to Italy following CPS international collaboration

Westminster magistrates today ordered the extradition to Italy of a British man suspected of murdering his partner there.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS News

CPS leaders welcome final findings of academic report into prosecution of rape

CPS leaders have welcomed the final findings of an academic report looking into the organisation’s handling of the prosecution of rape.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Police constable and friend convicted of motor insurance corruption

Police Constable Akeel Kadir, 54, from Wigan, took advantage of his job as a police officer for Greater Manchester Police to access secure systems and confidential police information. He then shared this information to benefit his friend Junaid Patel, 36, from Bolton.

| Press Release , CPS News

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